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  • Short Summary

    Lady Eyre-Morell launches the Battlecruiser HMS Orion at Devonport docks.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Devonport. Our Latest Battleship. Lady Eyres-Monsell names & launches Battle Cruiser H.M.S. Orion."

    Devonport, Devon.

    High angled pan over gathered crowd who are singing hymns.

    Shots of naval cadets.

    Quick shot of the keel of the ship HMS Orion on the launch runway.

    A young girl presents a bouquet of flowers to Lady Eyres-Monsell. She released a bottle of champagne to bless the ship. The two dignitaries with her Ladyship applaud politely.

    (Very light shots) The battlecruiser moves elegantly down the runway into the water of Devonport Dockyard.

    Views of the ship in the water. She is flying the British Union Jack flag.

    Lady Eyre-Morell and her companion guard their eyes from the sun as they watch the ship move away.

    Another view of the 'Orion'.

    Sound Track Missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    685.34
    Media URN:
    5204
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:38:00 / 01:42:47:00
    Canister:
    32/95

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